Posts for tag: windows 8

xamarin session @ droidcon 2017, Torino

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Thanks to the droidcon Italia 2017 organizers and Microsoft, on April 6th, in Turin (Italy) I'll present a technical session about cross-platform mobile apps development with .NET and Xamarin.


Mobile Camp, May 28th 2015, Turin (Italy)

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You are all invited to the next  Mobile Camp, organized by  Microsoft and  TTG - Torino Technologies Group, in   Turin (Italy) on  May 28th, 2015. It will be a full day dedicated to the latest news about Windows 10, an operating system which enables developers to develop apps for an increasing number of devices: PC, Tablets, Smartphones, XBox and much more. In addition, throughout the day, the new development tools will be presented.


Microsoft //Publish/ Turin


On May 16th and 17th, in Turin (Italy), a free event will take place, organized by Microsoft in collaboration with I3P and MIC Torino.

Bring your existing app and game projects to Microsoft's //publish/ event to code with developers from Italy and around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing, porting from Unity - you name it. It's 2 days devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.

Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your project. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events. Show off your completed project at the App Showcase.

Prizes will be awarded to showcase winners and there are special incentives to submit your app for publishing while at the event. Don't forget - apps published to the Windows or Windows Phone Store before June 1st, 2014 are eligible for even more great prizes through the //publish/ Developer Contest

Registration is required!  See you in lab.

Windows 8.1 Preview available

Yesterday Microsoft released a Preview version of the next Windows, Windows 8.1 Preview. It will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers later this year through the Windows Store, but from yesterday people can take a first-hand look at many of the new features and improvements themselves.


Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 Preview

A few weeks ago at TechEd North America 2013, Microsoft announced the next version of Visual Studio and shared some of the progress made with Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server/Service in enabling the modern application lifecycle and DevOps. The new version includes many new capabilities, such as support for agile portfolio management, cloud-based load testing, a team room integrated with TFS, code comments integration with TFS and Git support.

Yesterday a Preview version with "go-live" license has been made available for download, which includes also the updated .NET Framework 4.5.1.


Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 released

Yesterday Microsoft released the new Update 3 for Visual Studio 2012. When Visual Studio 2012 was launched back in September 2012, Microsoft promised to provide more frequent updates to Visual Studio: in November Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (VS2012.1) and in April Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). Both of these cumulative updates contained significant new features sets, spanning areas such as Windows desktop development, Windows Store development, line-of-business app development, SharePoint development, agile planning and teams, quality enablement, and more.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 (VS2012.3) is an incrementally smaller update than its two predecessors: it includes some new capabilities, but is focused primarily on bug fixes.  The update will install on top of the previous updates (if already installed), or can be installed on the RTM release and still get everything from those previous updates.

It is important to install this update if you need to be able to "round-trip" projects between Visual Studio 2012 AND Visual Studio 2013, or if you want to run Visual Studio 2012 on the freshly released Windows 8.1 Preview.

The Annoying Clicking for Windows 8

Annoying Clicking LogoThe Annoying Clicking, my new app for Windows 8, is now available on the Windows Store!

It is an annoying, crazy, mind-breaking puzzle-game, based on a game design by an old friend of mine, Antony. He made the first version for Windows Phone last year, and we decided to port and adapt it for Windows 8, using MonoGame + XAML. Play alone or challenge your friends in 10 levels of gradually increasing difficulty, sometimes annoying... up to drive you crazy!


GazTrack for Windows 8

GazTrack LogoGazTrack, my new app for Windows 8, is now available on the Windows Store!

It is an easy car fuel tracking system with simple data analysis. It easily tracks your car refuel history and fuel economy. Data input takes just few seconds each time, then the app takes care of the rest, such as calculating MPG and other interesting statistics.


It's also availble for Windows Phone. Go to the Marketplace and download GazTrack!

Windows Embedded 8 Industry is available

As announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Industry is finally available. Windows Embedded 8 Industry is the new version of Windows Embedded POSReady 7, a trusted platform for building differentiated devices that are part of an Intelligent System. It is a fixed platform solution based on Windows 8 that provides the capabilities devices in Retail, Financial Services and Hospitality Industries require.

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Microsoft Dev Camp – Turin, Italy (March 15th, 2013)

DevCampLogoOn March 15th, there will be a Microsoft Dev Camp event hosted by MIC (Microsoft Innovation Center) Torino, like the ones organized in other Italian cities.

Events are free and represent a great opportunity to meet other developers and have fun by developing Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 applications, with the exclusive support by Microsoft experts and Community members (especially, in Turin, with the support of BEPS Engineering and TTG - Torino Technologies Group).


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